Entrepreneurs are rebel spirits and their endeavours and lives are rarely limited to one country. At a time when migration carries a negative label, we tend to forget that some of the most successful founders had a nomad lifestyle. Although immigrants in Norway have a higher unemployment rate compared to the overall population, they are also more likely to open new businesses and become entrepreneurs.
The theme for the June Startup Grind is Startup Migrants! We will be hosting Maria Amelie, a journalist, book author and entrepreneur. Maria is currently working on her next book project Startup Migrants by interviewing over 100 entrepreneurs, policy makers, migrants and NGOs in Europe and the Middle East. The goal is to disrupt the narrative on immigration by showing the effect migrant founders have on wealth creation.
Stay tuned for more details and speaker announcements!